2013 Stats at High-A San Jose: 16 GP, 3-4, 2.89 ERA, 17 BB, 92 K, 74.2 IP
2013 Stats with Double-A Richmond: 7 GS, 4-3, 2.57 ERA, 7 BB, 41 K, 42 IP
Edwin Escobar got back on track with seven shutout innings at Double-A Richmond last week. He's now 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 42 innings since being promoted from High-A San Jose.
The most impressive aspect of Escobar's game is his willingness to attack the strike zone. He's walked only 24 hitters in 116.2 total innings this year.
Escobar throws strikes while touching 95 mph on the radar gun. That combination of strike-throwing ability and velocity is rare in a 21-year-old lefty.
Escobar may or may not be as good as the top three pitching prospects on this list when it's all said and done. However, he's a good bet to be the first of the group to reach the big leagues because he isn't far off.
He's dominating at Double-A right now, which puts him in line for a potential promotion to the show in 2014.
Last Week: 1 GS, 7 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K